WATERVILLE, WASHINGTON -- Douglas County Elections will open an additional in-person Voter Service Center in East Wenatchee on Election Day -- Tuesday, November 7. Eligible voters will be able to register to vote, update voter information, request replacement ballots, access ADA compliant voting devices, and ask Elections staff for help with any other voting-related questions.
The temporary Voter Service Center will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day at the Douglas County Public Services Building located at 140 19th Street NW in East Wenatchee. This is in addition to the regular Voter Service Center that operates weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, at the Douglas County Courthouse at 213 S Rainier Street in Waterville.
“Since Washington allows same day voter registration on Election Day, Douglas County is opening an additional in-person Voter Service Center in East Wenatchee where our largest population resides,” said Douglas County Auditor Thad Duvall. “Eligible voters looking to register or update their voter information for this election will need to go in person to a Voter Service Center.”
Voters may return their completed ballot at an in-person Voter Service Center, by mail, or at one of the County’s eight official ballot drop box locations.
Additional Election Information
If a voter didn’t receive a ballot, it was lost, or their ballot was ruined, they can request a replacement ballot in-person at a Voter Service Center.
There are protections in place to ensure that a person may not vote more than once. If a person’s ballot has already been counted, the system will not allow a replacement ballot to be issued. Similarly, if a person was issued a replacement ballot and then tried to also vote with their original ballot, the system would show they had been issued a replacement ballot and will not allow for more than one vote to be processed.
Elections machines & results accuracy
Before each General and Primary Election, the Douglas County Auditor’s Office is required to perform a test of the machine’s accuracy known as a “logic and accuracy test.” A representative from the Office of the Secretary of State is on site to observe the process and verify results.
After every election, the Douglas County Auditor’s Office selects, at random, five batches of ballots that have been processed and staff hand count these to compare the results to the machine count to ensure accuracy of the results.
Preliminary election results will be posted on the Douglas County website and the Secretary of State website on election night. The Douglas County Auditor’s Office has until November 28 to certify the election results with the Office of the Secretary of State.